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Lockwood Building

Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Teaching Rooms, Design Studios and Laboratories.
    Lower Ground and Ground floors contain The Department of Design Teaching Rooms and Workshops.
    The left-hand side/East entrance leads to a large room used as a Design Studio.
    The Hexagon Room, Creative Computing, Mac Laboratory, Year 3 Studio, Office and Teaching Rooms are all located on the first floor.
    The first floor has two levels with the lower level accessible by lift and stairlift.
    The upper level has Staff Offices which are not accessible to wheelchair users.
    On the second floor there is a staff room (not accessible as half-way up the staircase between floors 1 and 2). LB 301-305, MA Studio (Nic Hughes) and LB 301-304 are also located on the second floor.
  • The building is located on the campus facing onto the College Green.
    There are various maps/signage which show the buildings on campus and the accessible route to them is clearly marked.
    The nearest map to the Lockwood Building is by the Whitehead Building at the other end of the College Green.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, South East London on Lewisham Road, five miles from central London.

      From Central London take the A2 towards Dover via the Old Kent Road.
      At the end of Old Kent Road (on the New Cross Gate one-way system) turn into New Cross Road.
      Keep in the right hand lane and shortly after Sainsbury's take the A20 fork to Lewisham.
      Turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left.

      From Kent, Surrey, Sussex, or north if using Blackwall Tunnel or Dartford River Crossing (southbound).
      Follow the A2 or A20 towards London (using M25 or South Circular road to join the nearest of these).
      On the A20, after passing through Lewisham, the Richard Hoggart Building is clearly visible on the left after about one mile.
      On the A2, follow the left turn after New Cross Station into Amersham Road, turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left downhill.
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    • There is no public parking on the Goldsmiths campus.
      Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus. There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.
      There are 2 on-street Blue Badge bays on Dixon Road, to the right of the Richard Hoggart Building, approximately 40m from the main entrance gate.
      Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.
  • By Bus View
    • The following buses stop outside Goldsmiths: 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436 and 453.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest over ground station is New Cross Rail Station and is approximately 5 minutes away.
      New Cross Gate rail station is also within travelling distance of Goldsmiths.
  • By Underground View
    • There is not an underground station within travelling distance of Goldsmiths.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, students and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Richard Hoggart building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Richard Hoggart building Rear Entrance - George Wood Theatre side.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 400cm (6ft 7in x 13ft 1in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Dixon Road.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus. There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.
    • There are 2 on-street Blue Badge bays on Dixon Road, to the right of the Richard Hoggart Building, approximately 40m from the main entrance gate.
    • Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, facing College Green.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a blue faded access symbol by the main entrance (photograph 3) however the doors are not automatic.
    • Photographs 4 and 5 show the steep ramp detailed above which is in 2 sections.
      The first section leads from the Laurie Grove Car Park, whilst the second section gives access from the pedestrianised path that runs alongside the College Green.
    • Photograph 6 shows the 5 steps by the ramp.
    • Photograph 7 shows the slope up towards the 3 medium, unmarked steps with no handrails shown in photographs 8 and 9.
      They are in front of the main entrance leading from the pedestrian path running alongside the Green.
    • Photograph 10 shows the campus map outside the building. The closest map showing accessible routes is by the Whitehead building.

Outside Access (Left-hand side/ East Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you face the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Inside the entrance there are two hand sanitisers which are 100cm high.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the first floor at the rear of the building from the lower first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3-10 show the corridors within the main section of the building.
      There is a Photo Booth by the main entrance.
    • Photographs 11-13 show some of the Design Laboratories.
    • Photograph 14 shows the area inside the left/East Entrance with access to the lift through a set of double manual doors.Photograph 15 shows the Design Studio off this area.
    • There is a door that links both sides of the building on the lower first floor by the lift. The door requires a key card (118cm high) to enter the lower-ground floor in the main section of the building from the East side.

Reception (Design Office)

  • Design Office is located to the right on entering the building.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey (January 2022) the office was closed. Signage on the door states that ID cards are collected from Security in the Richard Hoggart Building. If students have any issues they can email [email protected]

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located directly ahead on entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The first 2 steps leading to the main staircase from the foyer are clearly marked and have a handrail on the right going up as shown in photograph 1.
      There is a manual, single door that is held permanently open before the rest of the stairs (photographs 2-6).
      There is signage for facilities at the bottom of the stairs/main entrance.
      There are stairs to the Year 2 Studio on the 1st floor via a manual door off the lower first floor as shown in photograph 7 and the lift does bypass them.
      There are further stairs on the lower first floor bypassed by a stairlift detailed in the level change section. There are 5 Staff Offices on the 1st floor which are not accessible to wheelchair users as there is no lift bypassing the 6 steps between levels (photograph 5).
      The LB307 staff room is halfway up the staircase between floors 1 and 2 and is not accessible to wheelchair users.
      The Nic Hughes Studio on level 2 is accessible via a lift in addition to stairs.
      There is a similar staircase within the left/East side of the building accessed via a single, manual door (photograph 8). The stairs are 18cm high and have a handrail on the left-hand side. This leads up to the female changing room and toilets by the lift on the lower first floor.
      At the top of the stairs there is a door linking the other side of the building (photograph 9).
      The key card reader is 118cm high.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left-hand side/East Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, L1, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the left-hand side/East Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 113cm x 133cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a heavy single door to access the main section of the building from the lift lobby on the lower first floor. It requires a key card (118cm high).
    • There is a key card reader 110cm high to use the lift.
    • There are refuge points by the lift on the first and second floors.
      The intercoms are 90cm high and have induction loops which are signed.

Lift (Platform Lower First Floor to First Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left on exiting the lift on level L1.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are L1, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 300kg.
  • The lift is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 126cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 2in).
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The stairlift bypasses 8 marked steps which are 17cm high with handrails on both sides. This leads to more studio space.

Other Floors (Basement Stairs - Textiles/Plastic Fabrication Laboratories)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G.
    • The stairs are located to the right on entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The steps are 19cm high.
      There are 6 further steps adjacent which access the Textiles 3/4 Laboratory as shown in photograph 4. This room has a stepped Fire Exit.

Accessible Toilet (Left-hand side/East Entrance)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the left-hand side/East Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located just inside the left-hand side/East Entrance to the left on entering.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from Design office staff or security in the Richard Hoggart Building.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 208cm x 186cm (6ft 10in x 6ft 1in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 98cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are similar female standard toilets on the lower first floor just outside the lift.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left on entering the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 2m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1-3 show the male toilets by the main entrance.
    • There are also male toilets within the male changing room on the ground floor by the left-hand side/East Entrance (photographs 4-6).
    • There are female toilets within the female changing room on the lower ground floor by the lift (photograph 7).

Standard Changing Room (Male/Female Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located within the left-hand side/East Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the left/East Entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The male changing room (photographs 1-5) has bench seating 45-47cm high with lockers from 60cm high. There are coat hangers 173cm high.
    • There are standard showers within the changing room accessed via two 13cm steps which are clearly marked. The showers are currently not functional/ in use (January 2022).
    • There are toilets and sinks (84cm high) within the changing room.
    • The female changing room (first floor by the lift) is very similar with the showers having only one 14cm step. The showers are not functional/ in use but are shown in photographs 6 and 7.